Sale of "free" stuff on eBay

From: Vintage Computer Festival <>
Date: Wed Nov 24 10:48:47 2004

On Wed, 24 Nov 2004, Computer Collector E-Mail Newsletter wrote:

> Here's a theoretical question for the group.
> What if someone compiled copyrighted data (giving credit to the owners) onto a
> CD, and gave it away for FREE, but made their money by having advertising
> inside the contents -- would that be considered ethical?

I think it really boils down to a matter of courtesy. Even if you burned
copies to give away to people at no charge, it is still just basic
courtesy to acknowledge those who made the compilation possible. It only
takes 10 seconds to write a simple "thank you".

Sellam Ismail                                        Vintage Computer Festival
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